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GE Privacy

Introduction: protecting your privacy, enhancing your online experience

When it comes to data privacy, protecting your personal information is most important. We feel it’s also important to give you, your colleagues, and your family members a voice in the development of this web site and your overall experience with it. To do this, we need to collect certain types of information to help us evaluate how the HealthAhead web site is being used, so we can continually improve your experience and the content we offer to you. By tracking overall usage patterns, providing an easy channel for your feedback, and allowing you to tell us what content is most useful to you, we can refine our offerings and provide more of the content you personally find valuable.

Overall, we are committed to giving you the option to participate – or not participate – in a manner that’s right for you. Read more for how we do this.

Information we collect and how we use it

Identifiable Information Collecting

All methods of identifying yourself to GE will be optional and opt-in, may be updated by you at any time, and will not be required for all areas of the web site.

We will not collect any identifiable user information from the areas of the HealthAhead web site which do not require SSO (Single Sign On), unique User ID (Identification), and/or Password.

There are areas of the web site that require you to identify yourself to us (authenticate). This allows you to access certain parts of the web site that may otherwise be restricted for privacy and security purposes.

There are also areas that may provide the option to create a personalized profile. The information you provide is optional and what you tell us will determine the level of personalization you will experience.

Access to identifiable information is restricted to internal, administrative personnel and solely for purposes of providing web site support, awarding prizes and other recognition, and customizing the web site content and overall functionality for the user. However, we will also allow you to change your mind and opt-out of sharing personal information with us at any time.

Non-Identifiable Information Collecting

When you visit the HealthAhead web site, we track, collect and report on certain aggregate and non- identifiable information. In other words, the information we collect does not relate to a single identifiable visitor. It tells us things such as how many users visited our web site and what pages they viewed.

This non-identifiable data will be collected and stored in a secure database in the U.S., and may be viewed by GE. We will analyze this information to refine our web site to better reflect user preferences, such as the type of content users are searching for most, and to improve the usability of the web site and the user’s web site experience. The information may also be used for purposes of promoting the web site. The data will not be used for medical analysis or other medical purposes.

Cookies

Like many web sites, the HealthAhead web site uses browser cookies – bits of text placed on your computer’s hard drive when you visit. We use them to tell us things like whether you’ve visited us before, and to help us identify features in which you may have the greatest interest. We also use cookies to track country and language selection.

In the future, we may use cookies to track additional details, such as city and state.

We keep this information unless you don’t wish GE to capture this and choose to delete your cookie history. If you wish to stop accepting new browser cookies, get notification when you receive a new cookie, or disable existing cookies, the “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how. Keep in mind, without browser cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all our web site features or have your preferences saved for future visits.

We also use Flash cookies on the web site to enhance your online experience. These are similar to browser cookies, but they store data more complex than simple text. Flash cookies, by themselves, cannot do anything to or with the data on your computer. In addition, Flash cookies cannot access or remember your email address or other personal information unless you provide the information on this web site.

Web Beacons

Certain pages on our web site contain “web beacons” (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These web beacons obtain information such as the time the page was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies. Web beacon data does not include IP address. The web beacon data is stored at Google Analytics, a third party (see ‘Tracking and Reporting’ for more information on this technology).

Tracking and Reporting

Specifically we will track, collect and report on the following data using software from Google Analytics. For more information about Google Analytics, including information about how to opt out of these technologies, go to www.google-analytics.com

Our primary metrics include: Poll response rate, repeat visits, number of times content is shared, and visits by country.

The sub-metrics include:

Most Popular Content Types, Most Popular Content Topics, User Pathing, Exit Links, Bounce Rate, Traffic by Source (region), Time on Web site, Visit Time of Day, Unique Views/Page Views, Thumps Up/Down, Most Shared Content, Number of Times Content is Rated, Most Rated Content by Type, Language Selection.

We will also be tracking how much communicators, web site leaders and other HealthAhead operations teams are leveraging the web site to support and align their business, regional and web site specific efforts. Some of these metrics may be tracked using existing support central tools.

These metrics may include:

Number of Content Submissions by Region, Number of non-corporate Driven Promotions by RCs, Number of Promotional Downloads by Region, Support Central Survey

Feedback Form

Your feedback is important to the web site’s ongoing development, so we’d love to hear your opinions and ideas. To contact us, please use this Feedback form. We will not be able to respond directly, but all feedback will be reviewed, evaluated, and factored into future content decisions. Please note: this form is monitored by IT support staff only. Please do not submit any personal or medical information. And thank you in advance!

Poll and Quiz Responses

On the web site, we will conduct polls and quizzes to better understand user activities, attitudes, interests and knowledge across multiple health topics. These polls may also help us serve you better by asking questions that relate to the usefulness of our web site. We will not capture any personally identifiable information through the collection of poll response data. As part of these polls and quizzes, we will capture responses sorted by country. In the future, we may capture responses sorted by additional anonymous demographics such as language, affiliated GE business, work web site location, gender, etc.

Sharing Content with Family and Friends

We want you to share the web site’s content with important people in your life, so most articles, videos and slideshows can be emailed. To do so, we will ask you to provide your name and the recipient’s email address. We simply use this information to send the content as you request. At this time, we do not capture or store your, or the recipient’s, email address. Please see below to learn how we track and report on email sharing activity.

Please also review GE’s Social Media Guidelines

How we protect information

GE maintains administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect against unauthorized disclosure, use, alteration or destruction of any information you provide on this web site. We use secure socket layer (SSL) technology to help keep the information you provide on this web site secure. See ‘Information We Share’ and ‘Information We Transfer’ for additional details.

Information we share

We do not sell or otherwise disclose personal information about our visitors, except as described here. We may share information provided by visitors with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf. These service providers are contractually restricted from using or disclosing the information, except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with legal requirements. In addition, we may disclose information about you if we are required to do so by law or legal process; to law enforcement authorities or other government officials; or when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.

Information we transfer

We may transfer the information we collect on this web site to other countries where we do business, but only for the purposes described above. When we transfer your information to other countries, we will protect that information as described here unless otherwise required by applicable laws.

Links to other web sites

We provide links to other web sites for your convenience and information. These web sites may have their own privacy statements in place, which we recommend you review if you visit any linked web sites. We are not responsible for the content of linked web sites or any use of the web sites.

Children’s privacy

This web site is not directed to children under the age of thirteen and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen on the web site. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personal information from a visitor under the age of thirteen, we will delete the information from our records.

Some links on this web site may take web site visitors to web sites that are directed to children. These web sites have their own privacy notices that address children’s privacy. We encourage you to read these privacy notices if you visit any linked web sites directed to children.

Updates to our privacy & data policy

This Privacy & Data Policy may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our online information practices. We will post a notice on this web site to notify you of any significant changes to our Privacy & Data Policy, and indicate at the top of this policy when it was most recently updated.

How to contact us

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy & Data Policy, or if you would like us to update information we have about you or your preferences, please contact us by visiting our Feedback Form.

HealthAhead Thu, 09/22/2022 - 11:09
It's OK not to feel OK Webinars 2022
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All Employee Webinar Recordings
(Recordings of ALL webinars from the 2022 It's OK not to feel OK Campaign (including People Leader webinars) are available on this page and in the webinar section)


View the recording here:  - Managing Uncertainty (hosted by meQuilibrium) -  Uncertainty is one of the top human stressors of all time. We’ll tackle the main stressors and the key techniques for managing through. You’ll gain tools to handle heightened anxiety, create a self-care practice, find work-life balance, and boost positivity, which is one of the most powerful things we can do.


View the recording here: Maintaining Balance in Life  (Hosted by Optum) - A life that is out of balance can cause high levels of stress. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about methods of using available resources to meet their individual needs.


View the recording here:Managing Burnout (hosted by meQuilibrium) -  Everyone has days they feel like they're running on empty. But when that feeling becomes chronic, you're at risk of burnout, a condition that has reached epidemic levels with studies showing as many as two thirds of us feeling it at any one time. Now, burnout is a complicated issue that can go beyond a single individual to solve; however, there are methods we can use to support our wellbeing and replenish and refill our tank. We’ll share techniques to stave off burnout and support your emotional and physical health.


View the recording here: Calm-Cast: Boosting EQ and Empathy at Work (hosted by meQuilibrium) -  We might deny it, but we’re not the same people we were before March of 2020. Our mental and emotional wellbeing have taken a hit. There is no better time than now to increase our empathy, self-awareness, and grace for one another. Join Farah Harris, MA, LCPC to learn ways to practice more empathy and emotional intelligence and feel more connected to yourself and others at work.


View the recording here: Beating Seasonal Blues: Strategies to Boost Your Happiness this Season (hosted by Grokker) - Dr. Vicki Uwannah presents how to optimize your wellbeing this season. Whether you struggle with seasonal blues, are looking for tips to manage tricky relationships, or want to set yourself up for success during the end of year festivities, this session is for you. She’ll cover family stress, combating loneliness and financial stressors, preparing you to manage your mental wellbeing and enjoy the special moments this time of year.


View the recording here: Supporting Colleagues Through Difficult Times (hosted by Workplace Options) - This session provides the basics on how to reach out and help others. It offers information on behavioral signals of distress, listening techniques, and supportive messages to deliver. The outcome of the session is to reinforce simple  steps that help in creating a supportive team environment.


View the recording here: Preventing Burnout for Managers (hosted by Optum) -  Recent evidence suggests that managers can influence employee burnout directly and indirectly through the actions they take and the health models they live by. What managers do and say matters. This session explores the ways managers can help others to cope better with the strains of work life.


View the recording here: Psychological Safety (hosted by GE Aviation) - Maybe you've heard the words “psychological safety” lately and wonder why it's so important. Experts say it's the foundation for growth, innovation & performance - but how can we make a psychologically safe environment?  Learn what psychological safety is and isn't, how it fits into our business, and how to build, cultivate & measure it. This was a People Leader Webinar.

*Sessions presented by Kathleen Vieira, a Regional Learning & Development Leader for GE Aviation*


View the recording here: How to Lead Hybrid High-Performing Teams (hosted by Workplace Options) - Virtual teams offer freedom and flexibility for employees to work where they live, optimize their contribution and attain a healthy work-life balance. While virtual teams have been shown to increase productivity and lower attrition, they also present unique challenges for managers. Communication, trust, workload and wellbeing status are some of the challenges managers face on a daily basis...these will be addressed to help managers develop an effective leadership strategy. This was a People Leader Webinar.


View the recording here: HealthAhead Mini Tours: meQ & Employee Assistance Program - In these sessions we review two wellbeing resources, meQuilibrium and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), to better understand what these programs are and how and when to use them. Sessions will be recorded and posted to ge-healthahead.com/webinar. All sessions will cover the same information.

*Presented by Juliet Andrews & Maria McMunn from the GE HealthAhead Team*


View the recording here: Calm-Cast: How to Prioritize Mental Wellbeing for You and Your Coworkers  (Hosted by meQuilibrium) - About 450 million people currently suffer from mental health issues. Statistically, at least one of them works with you on your team. As a team member, you play a role in creating a stigma-free culture and educating yourself, to understand how burnout, anxiety and depression show up. Join meQuilibrium's, Dr. Andrew Shatté, to learn how to support your own mental wellbeing, better understand mental health issues and stigma in the workplace, and gain the tools for cultivating a supportive work culture.


View the recording here: Finding Happiness (Hosted by meQuilibrium) - With ongoing uncertainty, we need to find creative ways to feel more joy at home & at work. We know from positive psychology that there are techniques to help you strengthen your positivity muscles a little every day. Learn the science of happiness and gain methods to foster more of it within yourself, family, and team.


View the recording here: How to Support Mental Health Concerns in the Workplace (hosted by Optum) - This session covers depression and anxiety, two of the most common mental health issues that can affect us, our families, friends, and the workplace. You will learn important information about what depression and anxiety are, what to do, and where to go to find personal or family support.


View the recording here: Effective Stress Management (hosted by Workplace Options) Without understanding the physical stress response, it can be difficult to develop healthy coping strategies to help us tackle stress in an effective way. Join this session to understand: the science of the stress response, recognize your stress triggers, learn how to respond rather than react, and discover stress busting strategies. 


View the recording hereHow to Better Manage Stress (hosted by Optum) - Participants will learn to identify the stressors in their lives and understand the impacts. Focus is placed on the use of positive coping mechanisms to reduce the negative effects of stress attendees will have an opportunity to practice relaxation exercises.


View the recording here: Healthy Boundaries and Work-Life Balance (hosted by Workplace Options) - This session will help participants identify ways to achieve balance with personal, family and work responsibilities. The conflicting demands of work and home can create stress and zap the time and energy needed to get everything done. Participants will find answers to allow them to be more effective and satisfied with both their home and work lives.


View the recording here: How to Manage Change (hosted by Optum) - Downsizing, re-orgs, mergers - these transitions can be unsettling to any worker. Change, especially rapid stressful change, can be challenging and difficult even for the most resilient employee. But change can bring opportunities for growth and positive transformation. This program introduces a healthy process for navigating change.


Additional Resources:

EAP: Find a list of Employee Assistance Providers by country here.


Question about the sessions?

Email us at: [email protected]

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